The Globe's Summer Has Sullivan-Helmed Caesar and Najimy in Dirty Blonde

News   The Globe's Summer Has Sullivan-Helmed Caesar and Najimy in Dirty Blonde The Globe Theatres will present two plays from Shakespeare's canon and one of Claudia Shear's in their upcoming 2003 summer season. Daniel Sullivan and Kathy Najimy are among the names to be heard at the San Diego venue this summer.

Starting off the summer, June 29-Aug. 10, will be the Bard's Julius Caesar as directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof). The tragedy centered on the life of the Roman politico will play the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.

Much Ado About Nothing follows up the tragedy in the same space, Aug. 31-Oct. 12. Globe associate director Brendan Fox will helm the comedy which follows two sets of lovers — one bitter, one sweet.

Actress Kathy Najimy will reprise the role she took over for on Broadway in author Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde at the Old Globe stage, July 20-Aug. 30. The work, which celebrates the legendary Mae West, will star the Dan Diego native Najimy. The actress is known for her films "Sister Act," "Soap Dish" and "Hope Floats." Other credits include television's "Veronica's Closet," the voice of Peggy on the animated "King of the Hill" and the Obie Award-winning stageshow The Kathy & Mo Show.

David Ives' Time Flies will inhabit the Cassius Carter Centre Stage, July 27-Sept. 7. Matt August directs the comedies which comprise the piece. Ives is best known for his collection of one-acts titled All in the Timing. He recently penned the book for the Broadway production of Dance of the Vampires and his newest work, Polish Joke, will play at the Manhattan Theatre Club later this month.

Following the summer season, The Globe will initiate a new seasonal structure in which the winter season will consist of ten productions and run September-May. The subsequent summer season will then run on a July-early September schedule. Globe subscribers can take advantage of the new ticket offer for the upcoming Broadway/San Diego production of Hairspray which will play the Civic Theatre in July 2004.

For subscription and regular ticket information to the Globe, call (619) 239-2255. For info about The Globe Theatres, visit their website at www.theglobetheatres.org.